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Jeff Boals rallies up his team during a timeout in the Bobcats' game against Bowling Green on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.

Ohio dominates Buffalo as Jeff Boals earns 50th win as Bobcats head coach

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WOUB) – Ohio returned to the national stage Friday night when it made the trip to Buffalo to take on the Bulls in a game with huge stakes in the MAC standings. After a back-and-forth first half, Ohio was finally able to pull ahead late in the opening half and it rode the… Read More

Ohio House and Ohio Senate district maps approved by Ohio Redistricting Commission

Democrats on panel that approved GOP-drawn Ohio legislative district maps want their own lawyers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The fight over Ohio’s new Republican-drawn House and Senate maps has a behind the scenes battle going on over how the split views on the panel that drew the maps will be represented in court. The groups suing over the maps – which were approved last weekend on a… Read More

Nelsonville-York smashes Wellston at home; Stays alive in TVC-Ohio race

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WELLSTON, Ohio (WOUB) — A fully healthy Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (9-8) squad hit the road to take on the Wellston Rockets (4-12).  It was a close first half as the score was 28-21 with Mackenzie Hurd scoring 16 points. The second half the Buckeyes came out and got hot and stayed hot. The Buckeyes quickly tripled… Read More

Athens robs the raiders late to secure a win against River Valley

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — A game that truly had all who were in the McAfee Gymnasium on the edge of their seats, the Athens Lady Bulldogs (4-13) took home a conference win against the River Valley Raiders (5-11). Not only did the girls make momentum on the court, but they also made history. Sweeping the… Read More

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Parents struggle for support in Ohio Valley child care ‘deserts’

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Ohio Valley ReSource · Parents struggle for support in Ohio Valley child care ‘deserts’ ATHENS, Ohio (OVR) — Stacy Bilodeau has wanted to go back to work for years, but she can’t because she doesn’t have child care. The mother of two from Murray, Ky. is the only one available to look after her kids… Read More

Vinton County squeezes past Meigs in an intense TVC-Ohio battle

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Vinton County and Meigs squared up in some TVC-Ohio action. Vinton came in on six game conference win streak, meanwhile Meigs has won five straight. The Marauders needed this game to stay in the title race. The Vikings were looking to stay in step with the Alexander Spartans atop the conference. It was set up… Read More

Radio Free Athens will showcase Dave Baer’s Lair, The Terra Era, and more Jan. 29


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Radio Free Athens (RFA) runs starting at 9 a.m. (most) Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about tomorrow’s program below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link. SCHEDULE: January 29, 2022 9… Read More

A map shows the spread of RHDV2 in America

A lethal virus is spreading through the country’s rabbit population. A local rabbit rescue wants your help to slow it down

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Most people for the past two years have been focused on the COVID-19 virus. But local veterinarians are asking the community to pay attention to a virus affecting the rabbit population. Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV2) is spreading in the United States. In 2010, the first detected infection of this strain… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Four COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 113 new cases for Jan. 28

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 111 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after four were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 13,257 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 113 new cases were added the same day. The… Read More

New Black Student Radio Program and Podcast premiered Sunday, January 30 at 6 p.m.


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At the Moment airs each Sunday at 6 p.m. ATHENS, OH – A new WOUB radio program and podcast is launching this weekend in partnership with the Black Student Communication Caucus (BSCC) at Ohio University called At the Moment.  “The program will provide perspective on what Black students deal with on campus at Ohio University,”… Read More

Boxer Jack Johnson posing

His dominance over his white opponents spurred furious debates: ‘Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (Part 2)” – Feb. 3 at 9 pm


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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Part Two Thursday, February 3 at 9 pm Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson tells the story of the first African-American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports and his struggle, in and out of the ring, to live his… Read More